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Fine needle aspiration biopsy of spleen in kala-azar.
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PMID:  2093676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of spleen was done in 88 suspected cases of Kala-azar. Leishmania donovani (LD) bodies were demonstrated in 56 cases (63.7%) and malarial parasites in 2 (2.3%) while one (1.1%) had picture of chronic myeloid leukemia and another (1.1%) showed acid fast bacilli (AFB) on Ziehl Neelsen staining. Thirty two cases (36.4%), where LD bodies were not found, were subjected to bone marrow examination and none showed LD bodies. There were no complications after FNAB even though 6 patients were having epistaxis. FNAB of spleen is a simple, economical, safe and reliable diagnostic procedure which can be adopted even in remote areas.
K Sharan; R K Sinha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-27     Completed Date:  1991-06-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1287-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, Patna.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Leishmania donovani*
Leishmaniasis, Visceral / pathology*
Spleen / pathology*

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